Sizzlin’ Summertime Fishing at Cedar Key

The town of Cedar Key has two distinct personalities. One, it’s a fun place to visit, walk the streets, sight-see, shop in small galleries and eat at better-than-average restaurants. Second, and certainly more important to fishermen, it’s a great place to do some excellent inshore and offshore fishing, especially during the hot summer months when …

The “Shacks” at Steinhatchee—A Cut Above The Average “Shacks”!

Not too many years ago, when they were Paces’ Cottages, what’s now the Shacks at Sea Hag Marina were exactly that–SHACKS! But since the purchase of the property by the Norwood family, and after a lengthy and elaborate upgrade, these cottages and houses are now some of the best rental lodging in Steinhatchee.  That’s great, …

A Beginner’s Guide to Bay Scallop Season: Catching, Cleaning & Cooking Fresh Gulf Scallops

Scalloping is the Natural North Florida’s alternative to South Florida’s lobster season.  It’s a combination of complete madness at boat ramps and marinas, motels filled to capacity, family fun, and some of the best eating around. Here is our comprehensive guide to scalloping in Natural North Florida to prepare you for the upcoming season. Read …

A Taste of “Old Florida”: Bill’s Fish Camp at Suwannee

There are very few real “fish camps” left in Florida.  Of those that disappeared, many were sold and their valuable (and strategically placed) real estate swallowed up by developers to build pricey condos and vacation homes.  Some of that happened at Suwannee, Steinhatchee, Yankeetown and Cedar Key, but there are a few left.  On our …

Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast, in Historic Greenville, Florida

    Before I extol the beauty and comfort of Grace Manor B&B, a few words about Greenville.  Located between Monticello and Madison on US90, Greenville was an early rail hub for a booming forest products industry.  In fact, it was at one time a larger town than either Monticello or Madison, the Madison County …

Newly-Renovated and Ready for 2015 Scallop Season: “The Shacks at Sea Hag Marina” in Steinhatchee, FL.

It’s taken a couple of years, but the “Shacks” at the Sea Hag Marina have been renovated, repainted and repaired to a state rivaling almost all the other motel-type accommodations at Steinhatchee.  With Florida’s recreational scallop season almost upon us (June 27 to September 24), these nice motel rooms, cabins and houses offer excellent access …

Headed to Cedar Key, FL? Cedar Cove Condos Is A Great Place To Stay (and Eat!)

If you’re headed to Cedar Key, Cedar Cove Condos is a great place to stay.  All rooms have balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s just a short walk to the shops and restaurants in “downtown” Cedar Key.  It’s also a quick walk to Cedar Key’s waterfront park, where you can rent a kayak …

Looking For A Guided Fishing Adventure in Natural North Florida? Visit Ross Hammock Ranch in Levy County!

Call 352 447 0296 NOW for information or to book your hunting and fishing adventure of a lifetime! Many visitors to our Natural North Florida prefer professionally-guided adventures, especially saltwater fishing.  That makes sense for many, as navigating our waters can be difficult, and there’s a decided advantage to fishing with a guide who fishes …

Try Kayak Fishing in the Wakulla Backwaters

Last weekend I left my flats skiff behind in Steinhatchee and joined a couple of other outdoor writers in Wakulla County for a kayak-fishing adventure. Of course, over the years, I’ve made numerous trips out of St. Marks, Panacea and Spring Creek, but never had much chance to fish the shallow, close-in flats and inshore …

Econfina State Park…Great Lodging and Fishing

Bonnie Kinsey WELCOMES YOU & INVITES you to enjoy a stay at the Econfina State Park.  Nature surrounds these clean, efficiency hotel rooms bordering miles of leisure activity.  A comfortable rest & relaxation spot worth staying at.  Flexible check in/check out times.  China dishware, micro, refrig, coffee maker, linens, heat/air, two twin beds and small …